World Class-Ghana Inc

Rating: 4.8 stars   49 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 325 La Grangeville NY 12540 USA

Mission: To provide access to credit, clean water, and sanitation to the women and children of greater Amasaman, Ghana.
Results: over 550 loans to over 300 women 3 wells drilled (2 with electric pumps and water storage) 12 unit composting latrine facility with rainwater catchment system for hand washing
Geographic areas served: greater Amasaman
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 35-2354018
845-223-3030
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was privileged to see first hand the work for clean water and sanitation that World Class-Ghana is doing in villages near Accra. There is no question that important needs of local people are being met. Just as importantly, local people lead the way to the production of a new well or latrine. World Class is very respectful of the opinions and needs of the people they serve. Anyone who supports World Class-Ghana can be sure their efforts are making a positive difference in the lives of very poor people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

World Class is an incredible organization. I really felt like I was very involved from the moment I made my donation. This organization puts their heart and soul into this cause- and it is contagious! Water for bathing and consumption is a right that we take for granted... this charity works to enforce this basic human right!

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Receiving updates from World Class makes me feel like I am there side by side with them.

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I don't know of any I would make!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a founding member of World Class with my 1971 graduating class at Skidmore College. I have found the work accomplished to be significant to the recipients and rewarding to the donors. The strengthening of society through providing for basic needs, like clean water, sanitation and the ability to support one's family are key to all.

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I have remained in constant contact with other founders and those with direct US responsibility for World Class and read the newsletters with keen interest.

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I would continue on our current path, hoping that its success grows with time.

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Rating: 4 stars  

During the summer of 1969, I traveled extensively in Africa with a group of students who had taken a course in African Studies and were witnessing first-hand some of what they had studied. The trip was illuminating in many ways, among them giving us a clear sense of the hardships in the lives of so many Africans, hardships that include, conspicuously, water availability and quality. When I learrned of World Class, I thought their mission admirable, but I was not certain that they would be able to sustain the commitment and drive necessary to have a chance to meet that mission. I needn't have worried: The founders have shown admirable resolve, and the organization has already made significant changes in the lives of many in Ghana, through wells built and planned, through low-cost loans to women, through training of local staff. I supported this organization initially to help it get off the ground; I support it now because I know that it is doing good work, and that it will continue to do so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through the reports and photographs sent to me

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to underwrite the frequent trips to Africa made by its leadership.

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Rating: 4 stars  

With very little money, this group of women friends are helping the poor in Ghana. With emphasis on clean water, job skills, and sanitation.
Their administration is all volunteer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Read about results and saw photos on website.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Don't see the need for any changes at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

World Class Ghana is exceptional in the work it does, accomplishing so much with small resources. The organization also informs its donors often and effectively as to what is being done. They have grown from small beginnings and I am glad to have given to them. They also are very appreciative of what is given and do not resort to high pressure methods.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching with admiration the changes they have made in the lives of those they have helped

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them million dollars

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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel the goals of this organization are very worthy, providing assistance to Ghanian people in obtaining access to a critical resource, clean water. I have heard very good things about how World Class is managed.

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Not personally, but I know the organization is providing tremendous benefits to the Doblo Gonno school in Ghana.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep growing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of World Class several years ago and upon learning more about the organization from the founders my wife and I decided to make a donation to support their efforts. Since that first connection we have seen the progress and have been most impressed. Tangible results are reported through periodic newsletters and emails. Pictures have shown the water projects as well as the basic sanitation projects. I have had phone conversations with the founders and understand their passion. Having just returned from Tanzania, I can better appreciate the work that World Class is doing. Our donations have increased each year and we are proud to be affiliated with World Class.

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As I mentioned above, we have seen the results through the emails that describe the projects and through the pictures that are sent out to the those of us who support the organization. It becomes very real when you personally experience the need for water and basic sanitation in African nations as we saw first hand just recently.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It is difficult to suggest changes to World Class. They have chosen a mission and have delivered--most admirable in my opinion. So, nothing specific comes to mind in the way of suggested changes. I encourage them to continue doing what they have been doing--it makes a huge difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

World Class-Ghana Inc. concentrates on providing clean water and sanitation for villages within Ghana that so deperately need these basic necessities. The funding has come predominently from donations of individuals. A few dedicated members of our college graduating class saw a need and have worked long and hard to help the people in Ghana to have a fighting chance at basic life services. The organization is small and all donations go directly to the cause.

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I have simply donated to the work that World Class is doing and have been so amazed at how well the dollars are used in Ghana and the dedication of those that are at the forefront of the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find a way to increase the funding so that more wells and sanitation facilities could be built. World Class has the knowledge and ability to build these facilities and the experience to do so on a shoestring budget.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have gotten to know one of the founders of this organization and am impressed with her dedication to the effort to provide safe drinking water to very needy populations. These populations can't move forward until this basic need is met and this organization is making great strides in fulfilling this need in communities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through newsletter regarding their work

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask them to publicize their work more to gain more contributors

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